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What Is Big Data?

Big Data History and Current ConsiderationsWhile the term “big data” is relatively new, the act of gathering and storing large amounts of information for eventual analysis is ages old. The concept gained momentum in the early 2000s when industry analyst Doug Laney articulated the now-mainstream definition of big data as the three Vs:Volume. Organizations collect data from a variety of sources, including business transactions, social media and information from sensor or machine-to-machine data